Biomedical science, well established as a scientific discipline, is a rapidly-advancing medical subject, constantly striving towards improving human health and creating need for highly skilled scientists.
Overview of Programme
This degree is designed to give you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and diseases. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, physiology and toxicology and their application to the causes and management of disease.
More specific knowledge of disease processes comes from the study of laboratory specialities, such as cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, genetics and medical microbiology. This enables a biomedical scientist to understand the science of the causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
This programme enables you to pursue a career as a professional scientist in the health, veterinary or forensic sector to take a leading role in research and development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The emphasis on research in this course also equips you with the knowledge and skills required to continue on to postgraduate study.
|Year 1 (SCQF – Articulated Year)|
|Introduction to Microbiology||Level 7||20 Credits|
|Biomolecules & Cell Biology||Level 7||20 Credits|
|Computer Applications & Statistics||Level 7||20 Credits|
|Introduction to Biochemistry||Level 7||20 Credits|
|Biochemical Techniques||Level 7||20 Credits|
|Research Methods & Bioinformatics||Level 7||20 Credits|
|General Microbiology||Level 8||20 Credits|
|Enzymology, Cellular Metabolism & Genetics||Level 8||20 Credits|
|Year 2 (ENU)|
|Man and Microbes||Level 8||20 Credits|
|Microbiology||Level 8||20 Credits|
|Scientific Inquiry||Level 8||20 Credits|
|Biochemistry||Level 8||20 Credits|
|Year 3 (ENU)|
|Molecular Genetics||Level 9||20 Credits|
|Medical Microbiology||Level 9||20 Credits|
|Scientific Communication – Dissertation & Statistics||Level 9||20 Credits|
|Immunology||Level 9||20 Credits|
|Clinical Biochemistry||Level 9||20 Credits|
|Pharmacology & Pathophysiology||Level 9||20 Credits|
|Year 4 (ENU)|
|Applications of Molecular Biology||Level 10||20 Credits|
|Cellular & Molecular Pathology||Level 10||20 Credits|
|Cellular & Molecular Immunology||Level 10||20 Credits|
|Scientific Research Project||Level 10||60 Credits|